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Oregon Health Authority reports 19 COVID-19 deaths, 1,052 new cases

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Weekly report shows drop in cases, deaths, hospitalizations

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed 19 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,468, along with 1,052 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA also reported 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 112,260 cases.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is  providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

On Tuesday, 3,504 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 31,382. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

To date,138,400 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

St. Charles Bend reported it has given 1,865 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations so far.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday, Jan 2.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

There are 521 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is six fewer than Tuesday. There are 110 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than Tuesday.

St. Charles Health System reported 27 COVID-19 patients as of early Wednesday, with seven in the ICU and five on ventilators.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report was released today and showed declines in weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 6,790 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27, a 22% decrease from the previous week. That marked the third consecutive week of declining cases.

There were 337 persons hospitalized for COVID-19, a 23% decline from the previous week.

Additionally, there were 86 reported COVID-19 reported deaths, down 100 from last week and representing the lowest total in four weeks.

There were 134,498 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 20 through Dec. 26. The percentage of positive tests increased to 6.3%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 54% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

The weekly report features a new format and includes additional information on new cases and data spanning the entire pandemic.

Wednesday's COVID-19 outbreak report shows 4,567 active COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities, living communities and long-term care facilities and an additional 296 deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (14), Clackamas (104), Clatsop (12), Columbia (12), Coos (15), Crook (14), Curry (3), Deschutes (47), Douglas (18), Gilliam (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (59), Jefferson (9), Josephine (27), Klamath (29), Lake (1), Lane (80), Lincoln (2), Linn (20), Malheur (31), Marion (121), Morrow (9), Multnomah (168), Polk (20), Tillamook (10), Umatilla (57), Union (3), Wasco (21), Washington (103) and Yamhill (18).

Oregon’s 1,450th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Dec. 28. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,451st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,452nd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Dec. 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,453rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,454th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,455th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,456th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 28 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,457th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 27 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,458th COVID-19 death is a 100-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,459th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 14 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,460th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 28 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,461st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,462nd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,463rd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,464th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 28 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,465th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 28 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,466th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 26 at Oregon Health Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,467th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 18 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,468th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Wheeler County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 26 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital—Prineville. He had underlying conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Comments

47 Comments

    1. You are absolutely correct: The data provided here by the health authority shows an overwhelming majority of cases are from elderly care facilities.
      Those locations need to be on full lock down and isolation from the general public.
      As you said the science has spoken, well, in this case it is data which is not exactly the same as empirical science but clear correlation can be traced to those environments nonetheless.

    2. Actually No ! The data is clear- that there was a huge spike related to Halloween- but Thanksgiving only conjured up a minor blip- nothing like what we saw from Halloween. Current hospital rates are similar to March 25th- as the China virus continues it’s slow trend downward ! Those of you with multiple handles need to stop the theatrics and start paying more attention to the OHA data- here’s your link. Up next… why Blue Counties like Lane- Multnomah- Washington- and Doosh County have such low cooperation rates for contact tracing than Red counties like Jefferson and Crook ! Whatchu all hidin’ ???

    3. The Joe has spoken. I wonder if a fly on his/her wall would prove that he/she is as rule abiding as he/she claims and likes to cast judgement here about? It’s also ironic, that he/she only comments when he/she feel the cases and numbers suit his/her reality of the situation. Are you like other people on here that seem to cheer on the higher counts because it gives you a good I’m right, told ya so moment?

  1. Is there some bottleneck with the vaccines? I’m not trying to rail against the government or the healthcare providers. I’m genuinely curious as to why only 30k doses have been used out of 130k doses on hand? It seems to me we should be sticking folks as fast as we get the vaccines.

    1. Interesting observation: Another article here claims that there are 50 (fifty) doses for firefighters and it will take two weeks to administer those 50 shots. That is very peculiar indeed.

    2. Good question. Maybe 60 Minutes should do a follow up on General Perna of Operation Warp Speed who claimed they had 80 million doses stockpiled to immediately ‘execute’ as soon as the go was given.

        1. Got to have the vaccine before you can vaccinate. Where’s the 80 million doses? And its so great to know that you always seem to be up to speed with the current spin of excuses of why something claimed is not happening….

    3. Oregon and other states that supported China Joe Biden have no right to complain about these Trump vaccines. They all voted for a candidate who said that neither he nor the VP (Kommie Harris) would be taking any vaccine provided by the Trump administration- Fine- it’s now time to put up- and get to the back of the bus ! Sleepy Joe will provide !

  2. Soun ds like things have stabilized, or even started to decline. Let’s see what happens over the next couple of weeks when the impacts of the holidays are felt.

    1. Odd comment- so what happened to Kate Brown’s 10 month strategy to fend off the global pandemic ? Seems to me all she’s done is make the suffering worse- more intolerable- catastrophic ! While in the process- not having a single effect on the virus- and she blames the citizens of Oregon for her failed policies ! When are you going to wake up and stop “wondering” and demand an end to the hoax ! American industry has provided every business the opportunity to test their facilities for the China Virus- results in less than 24 hours- at $450 a month- that Brown has to pay for ! You prove your restaurant is virus free- OSHA and Brown have no lock-down authority- there ya go- a solid scientific answer to yer pandemic ! So where’s Kate on this ? Crickets ! Pure ignorance- at your expense fool !

      1. Great point as alway BGHW. I’ll one up it……Florida is wide open…kids in school even (imagine that?). Cali is on complete lockdown and they are “overwhelmed”. Hmmmm…….2 of the states with the biggest populations. Clearly, lockdowns are a joke. USE THAT SCIENCE KATE!!!

    1. Odd isn’t it- that just yesterday KTVZ was sounding the alarms as they finally thought they had a death without underlying conditions- shoved the poor sod right to the top of the story- That’s How Rare a Death Without Underlying Conditions Really is ! 1 in a million ! Such shameful coverage.

      1. Your right there senor i remember reading that and thought it was odd that it was first part of the doom and gloom report for the day. Imagine while they were stressing importance of not seeing our family for xmas that brown was surrounded by her family at the christmas table and perhaps pontifficating how to extend this lockdown till march.

    2. If they would still be alive today if they hadn’t caught COVID – they died of COVID. No different than if you had diabetes and were shot. You would die of the gunshot wound, but you still had diabetes.

      1. Actually no, that is not at all how it works, not even close.
        Please go read the CDC methodology page.
        Dying of a gunshot wound has no relation to Diabetes.
        Dying of complications related to COVID while being an 87 year old with lung cancer is not even remotely the same as your analogy.
        Follow the data, follow the science.

    3. Not ALL have underlying conditions. According to the CDC it’s about 95% though.
      This is why they choose language like “relating to”…… “associated with” …….. as opposed to died directly because of COVID.

  3. Just saying….My life hasn’t changed. Media suggests so many angles. Again, my life has not changed. No illnesses; in family or friends. Kind of weird. If I turned off the news, things (besides news) have not changed. I count myself blessed. I doubt I am stupid. No vaccines for me and you can have my ventilator. If I die, I know where I am going. What a peace!!!

    1. You are right, like many of us. Expect things have changed. We can’t send our kids to school, can’t go to out to eat (not even outside in a tent with 4 sides closed), have to wear a mask that is ineffective, salon owner in Salem getting fined thousands for staying opened while Commie Kate threatens CPS will take her kid, you know….things have changed. It’s control. It’s messed up. And there are a lot of sheep on here that will tell you that you are wrong. Hope they get the biggest mask zits in the world before meeting Princess Brown for their vaccine passport.

        1. Paranoia is the feeling that you’re being threatened in some way, such as people watching you or acting against you, even though there’s no proof that it’s true. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.

      1. I guess everyone runs their own cost-benefit analysis. A legit n-95 mask is a couple of bucks. Wearing one doesn’t change my lifestyle one bit. It might keep me or another from getting sick. It might not, but, Im out like 3 $ either way. I understand how filtration works. I also understand things like microns and efficiency. If I can understand these things, most anyone can. i use good filters on all of my equipment, why wouldn’t I do the same for my body? Even if it doesn’t work, Im out what, 3$? The “studies” showing masks don’t work are usually referring to glorified T-shirts used as masks. Real n-95 masks reduce your risk. Its unfortunate that our “leaders” lied to us and told us we didn’t need them, and that they were ineffective. That was a lie. Several administrations had dropped the ball, and released, and not replenished masks for this type of an event. To keep us from buying them all up, they lied. If I get covid, Im out two weeks minimum. That would buy me a lot of masks. If we get the numbers down, a lot more people are back to work. With the vaccines coming available, we are marching towards the goal line. It would be stupid to fumble now. Wear your mask. if its the worst thing that happens to you all day, your day is pretty good. If you are ugly like me, it increases your attractiveness.

        1. Will you continue to wear that mask if and when COVID is gone? For other pathogens like Influenza that is far more deadly to children?
          I am assuming that you care about the lives of children.

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